9/26/2013

Leaders need emotional intelligence, humility and honesty, but also a dose of courage, say members of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Grit, composure and an ability to face up to risks without panicking are essential to founding or leading a company, they argue. "If the stove is too hot for you, you'll want to get out of the kitchen before the soup is ready," says Alexandra Levit of Inspiration at Work.

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